Travelling to France this summer and wondering what the current travel requirements are? Read on to get all the information you need.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter France without any restrictions, including not having to do a test.
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter France, however they must provide a negative COVID-19 test result. This can be either a PCR test taken within 72 hours or a Rapid Antigen test taken 48 hours before departing to France.
Further information can be found on the French Embassy on the UK’s website.
For travellers aged 18 and over, France will recognise you as fully vaccinated for entry purposes if you completed your initial vaccine course within the last 9 months. If more than 9 months have elapsed since your initial course, and you have not since received a booster, you will be considered unvaccinated.
So no, you do not need a booster vaccination in order to travel to France, however if more than 9 months have passed and you haven’t had another jab, then you will need to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter.
Children aged 11 and under do not need to provide a negative test result. Those aged 12-18 will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result - the same rule as adults.
If you’re travelling to France for tourism purposes and have recovered from a prior COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months, you can use the UK proof of COVID-19 recovery record or a recovery certificate issued by a relevant health authority or medical service to certify your COVID-19 status.
The Department of Foreign Affairs states that all travellers arriving by air must complete the EU-PLF form. Passengers arriving by sea or land are not required to complete this form.
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